Woodridge Nature Reserve

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Woodridge Nature Reserve

Woodridge Nature Reserve or Woodridge School Nature Reserve is a 0.7 hectare Site of Local Importance for Nature Conservation in Woodside Park, London, owned and managed by the London Borough of Barnet.[1] It was designed as a nature trail for local primary schools,[2] but is now very neglected.

It lies predominantly on London clay, and comprises oak woodland and grassland. It was originally farmed as pasture, and is a haven for wildlife such as woodland birds, insects and amphibians.[3]

The reserve is close to Folly Brook in Folly Brook Valley, a large area of woods and grassland which is public open space between Woodside Park and Totteridge. Access is by a kissing gate in a pasture area close to the Michleham Down entrance to the Valley.

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  1. ^ "iGiGL – helping you find London's parks and wildlife sites". Greenspace Information for Greater London. 2006. 
  2. ^ "Woodridge School Nature Reserve". Greenspace Information for Greater London. 2006. Retrieved 9 September 2012. 
  3. ^ Woodridge Nature Trail, leaflet produced by the London Borough of Barnet

Further reading[edit]

  • Hewlett, Janet (1997). Nature Conservation in Barnet. London Ecology Unit. ISBN 1 871045 27 4. 

Coordinates: 51°37′22″N 0°11′44″W / 51.6227°N 0.1955°W / 51.6227; -0.1955